Course Title: Practise in the domiciliary health care environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5313 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Title: Practise in the domiciliary health care environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email: carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required by Enrolled/Division 2 nurses to perform nursing interventions to assist clients in a domiciliary environment

The knowledge and skills described in this competency unit are to be applied within jurisdictional nursing and midwifery regulatory authority legislative requirements


Enrolled/Division 2 nursing work is to be carried out in consultation/collaboration with registered nurses and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements in line with jurisdictional regulatory requirements
 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL PRE REQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN608B Practise in the domiciliary health care environment

Elements:

1. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team in the domiciliary health care environment

2. Recognise the impact of a health problem on the client in the domiciliary health care environment

3. Contribute to planning care for the client requiring domiciliary health care

4. Perform nursing interventions that support client health care needs

5. Assist to evaluate the outcomes of planned domiciliary health care


Learning Outcomes

The student must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
This includes knowledge of:


• Advocacy
• Age specific requirements eg children, young adult, older adult.
• Client rights and responsibilities
• Clinical manifestations of a diverse range of health conditions
• Community and in-hospital services available for medical condition clients
• Confidentiality and privacy
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Diagnostic tests and their meanings
• Emergency and first aid management of condition/injuries
• Evidence based practice
• Health - illness continuum
• Infection control
• Legal and ethical issues related to practice
• Literature and professional bodies associated with domiciliary health care management
• Medical terminology
• Nursing management of the client with a diverse range of health conditions
• Organisation policy and procedure
• Participating as a member of the health care team
• Philosophy underpinning of domiciliary health care
• Principles of documentation
• Reflective practice
• Specialised in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of clinical manifestations
• Workplace Health and Safety legislation
 

It is critical that the student demonstrate the ability to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
This includes the ability to:
• Apply principles of documentation to document planned nursing interventions
• Apply principles of health assessment
• Apply clinical nursing skills to address pain management needs
• Apply professional standards of practice:
• ANMC code of conduct
• ANMC code of ethics
• ANMC national Enrolled/Division 2 nurse competency standards
• state/territory Nurse Regulatory Nurses Act
• state/territory Nursing and Midwifery Regulatory Authority standards of practice
• scope of nursing practice decision making framework
• Facilitate activities of daily living
• Maintain effective symptom management
• Manage administration of medications as per jurisdictional and legal requirements
• Recognise and address needs of client and significant others in relation to grief and loss
• Undertake fundamental and complex clinical nursing interventions
• Undertake health teaching and health promotion to address specific needs of client and significant others
• Use prosthetic aids and devices appropriately
• Use language, literacy and numeracy competence required to communicate effectively with client, group, colleagues and to record or report client outcomes
• Use communication skills for:
• counselling
• interviewing
 


Overview of Assessment

This course is not part of the Diploma of Nursing (Division 2 - Enrolled Nurse) Program but can be delivered as a short course if sufficient interest received